The ladies of The View agreed Monday that conservatives were wrong to attack commentator Tomi Lahren over a Friday remark on the show in which Lahren declared she was pro-choice.
Her remark has spawned a furor on Twitter, with conservatives attacking Lahren, while she has refused to rescind her comment.
— CAFE (@cafedotcom) March 20, 2017
I’m as pro-life as they come, but if you’re only NOW thinking Tomi Lahren was a bad spokeswoman for conservatism, I question your judgement.
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) March 20, 2017
I have my beliefs and you have yours. Doesn’t make you right. Never said y’all have to agree with me. Get over it. https://t.co/wResXuUNet
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 19, 2017
On the show on Friday, Lahren voiced her position on abortion.
“I’m pro-choice, and here’s why,” Lahren said. “I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution. I’m someone that’s for limited government. So I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government, but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies.”
Whoopi Goldberg on Monday said that Lahren is being wrongly branded as a “hypocrite.”
“Do you have to be on the same side of every single issue of your political party? Aren’t you allowed to evolve and grow?” she said.
Host Sara Haines said that disagreeing on one political issue should not be such a big deal.
“I don’t know who falls in line with everything. We’re such complicated human beings, to fall in line with every partisan topic, I think that would be hard to do,” she said.
Sunny Hostin, who said she is anti-abortion and often suffers from being lumped in with people who are not like her at all, said labels are part of the problem.
“Maybe what we need to do is stay away from all these labels,” she said, noting that she also does not believe in divorce due to her faith.
Haines noted that there is a major difference between holding a personal belief and making that belief government policy.
“They’ve been so terrible to her, and I think that’s one of the problems with conservatism. There are many faces to it,” she said.
However, Jedediah Bila noted that perhaps Lahren did not fully understand everything she was supporting.
“My bigger question for her is that if you’re a constitutional conservative and you want limited government, why did you vote for Donald Trump?” she asked.